Chris Young (3-6, 4.50 ERA) will start for the Mets tonight.
Young took a no-decision in his last start, despite pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Reds in Cincinnati. However, he did allow 12 baserunners against the Reds, which helped shorten his night. Young has made 13 starts in his career against the Rockies, and he’s 4-2 with a 4.02 ERA in 69 1/3 innings against them.
Jhoulys Chacin (0-3, 7.30 ERA) will start for the Rockies. He is making his first start since May 1, after being on the disabled list with a shoulder injury. Before going on the DL, Chacin allowed four earned runs or more in three of his first five starts of the season. He is making his third appearance and second start in his career against the Mets, and he has a 1.29 ERA in seven innings against them.
Michael Baron, Contributor
Young had a very unusual outing against the Reds last week. He was on the brink of being mauled seemingly in every inning, but he somehow was able to work out of all of that trouble. In those situations, he was vintage Chris Young in that he was able to jam the hitters up and in to induce weak popups and he was able to keep them in line as a result. It will be interesting to see how his stamina is impacted with the extra day of rest not just today, but through the remainder of the season. The six-man rotation is designed to aid him in that regard, so hopefully he can be fresher and provide more consistency from start-to-start.